FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Temporary Closure Boney Falls Boat Launch- October 27th
October 26, 2023 | Press Releases
TEMPORARY CLOSURE PLANNED FOR BONEY FALLS BOAT LAUNCH ON OCTOBER 27th
CLOSURE REQUIRED TO SUPPORT PLANNED FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS
Marquette – Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) is announcing the company’s boat launch facility at Dam No. 4 on the Boney Falls reservoir will be temporarily closed to the public on Friday, October 27th. The closure is required to support the demobilization of equipment that was used for planned maintenance activities and facility improvements that were completed by UPPCO this summer. Access to the campground that is located near Dam No. 4 will remain open but will be delayed at times.
“We are asking the public to avoid the Boney Falls boat launch on October 27th,” said Brett French, Vice President of Business Development and Communications. “Crews will be working in the area to disassemble a construction barge and to unload materials that were necessary for construction of the improvements that were made this summer. As an alternative, we are asking recreationists to use the boat launch that is located near Dam No. 3 on the Escanaba River to ensure the public’s safety.”
Construction activities have concluded for this summer at the Boney Falls dam. UPPCO is also reminding the public to be safe whenever recreating near the company’s hydroelectric facilities and to obey all posted warning signs.
UPPCO is the Upper Peninsula’s largest electric utility serving approximately 52,000 customers across 4,460 square miles. UPPCO and its predecessors have excelled at providing dependable service and safe, reliable energy to its valued customers for more than 135 years.